Saturday, June 10, 2017

Puppy Dog Hearts and Hope

My granddog, Cali, on the beach


I am made of puppy dog hearts
and soft silver moons,
blue skies and the song of the sea,
wrinkled dreams and
threadbare hope,
fatigue and
rich remembering.

I am made of ancestral stories
told by hearth fires,
ancient drumbeats, prophecy,
and visions of a
Rainbow Race, arising.

And i am made of
lost love and wolf howls,
forest wilderness
and birds singing
the morning in.

All of these songs
make their home in me.
I perch on the limb
of my inner tree
and repeat them
to you.


for Magaly's prompt at Real Toads: I am made of, in 131 words, or fewer.......I used 89.

Sharing with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United this sunny Sunday morning.

36 comments:

  1. "I perch on the limb
    of my inner tree
    and repeat them
    to you."

    Thanks for such a lovely telling Sherry

    much love...

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  2. Sherry, this is gorgeous! Brava!

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  3. What Fireblossom said. I even found myself howling, after reading the third stanza. Completely gorgeous and filled with life bits.

    And the fact that you wrote it while not feeling well makes it even more touching.

    Feel better soon, dear Sherry.

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  4. My goodness this is good!❤️ Especially love; "And i am made of lost love and wolf howls,forest wilderness and birds singing the morning in." Beautifully executed!❤️

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  5. I love the joy in this, and the generous spirit in the last paragraph that is happy to share some of that joy.

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  6. This is beautiful and so full of joy. It reaches out to caress us

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  7. I perch on the limb
    of my inner tree
    and repeat them
    to you.


    Delightful take Sherry! One gets overwhelmed so as o be able to remember them

    Hank

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  8. Such a pretty poem. I love it, I know that my Adi (my beagle dog) had a tender heart of gold, and she too was filled with song and Blue Bell ice cream.
    ..

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  9. Such a pretty poem. I love it, I know that my Adi (my beagle dog) had a tender heart of gold, and she too was filled with song and Blue Bell ice cream.
    ..

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  10. I love this and I love you!

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  11. Keep singing from your tree perch! I'm enjoying the music.

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  12. Indeed you are, Sherry and how we are all blessed by your bright spirit. Keep shining on... And Thank you...

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  13. So very touching and beautifully expressed. The last stanza made me want to weep.

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  14. May I pull up a stool, by your side, and listen, to you, share your inner wisdom, Sherry?

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  15. Certainly one of your berry, berry best!!! Just perfect!!!

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  16. LOL. Thank you , friends. I staggered from my sickbed and jotted it off thinking it a poor effort.......but I am happy you like it.........I am not happy with the ending, which feels abrupt....but havent thought of an improvement yet.

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  17. oh i like how all the different songs flow into your very own personal melody... sing on..

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  18. You are a beautiful song and I love how well you know yourself. Beautiful poem Sherry.

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  19. Nice one, Sherry and get well soon.

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  20. This is such a beautiful read. I will savor it again and again. Your words always speak to me.

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  21. No question about you being a"Wild Woman" in the Wild :)

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  22. Oh yes, absolutely you are! Beautifully penned.

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  23. This poem expresses you so well, Sherry. Indeed you are made of all of these.....

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  24. How I wish for a rainbow race arising (a rainbow religion too would help). Your poems always have that wisful air of a shaman speaking Sherry, which makes them so good

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  25. you perch on the limb
    of your inner tree
    and repeat them
    to me... and I smile and nod!!! Beautiful!!

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  26. "I perch on the limb
    of my inner tree
    and repeat them
    to you." You do that dear sunshine friend and lift us up. These are our dreams and you're truly made of that.

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  27. Really like the prompt and especially your response to it. I think I'll have to try this one.

    Elizabeth

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  28. This is wonderful - a joyful life-affirming piece of writing. And I loved the 'My granddog' caption. It never occurred to me, that I was a grand-doggy-nana but I'm owning that furry moniker, now. Smiles

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  29. I love everything you are made of xo

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  30. I am made of ancestral stories
    told by hearth fires,
    ancient drumbeats, prophecy,
    and visions of a
    Rainbow Race, arising.....sigh!

    Loved every line!

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  31. Oh I love this.. what a wonderful list you have created...

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  32. You are such a wild thing! I like the lightness of this.

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  33. These are very wonderful things to made of, Sherry! Thanks. k.

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  34. you're made of found love, too, Sherry ~

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  35. the first stanza is striking and the rest flows beautifully.

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